Eyes Of A Stranger Review
By Christopher Null
Surprisingly gruesome, this 1981 thriller is noteable primarily for the first feature film appearance of young Jennifer Jason Leigh, playing a girl so traumatized by her past that she's become hysterically deaf, mute, and blind. And wouldn't you know it her dumb sister (Lauren Tewes, "Julie McCoy" of The Love Boat fame) is a newscaster taking on the local serial killer with in-your-face broadcasts and Nancy Drew-style sleuthing. Director Ken Wiederhorn keeps things pretty terrifying for a slasher flick, with copious gore and inventive murders: The opening sequence lands one poor guy's head in an aquarium. It ain't Rear Window, but it'll get your gal to snuggle a little closer, I promise.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 27th March 1981
Distributed by: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
Production compaines: Georgetown Productions Inc.
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Cast & Crew
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tracy Harris, John DiSanti as Stanley Herbert, Peter DuPre as David, Gwen Lewis as Debbie Ormsley, Robert Small as Dr. Bob, Kitty Lunn as Annette, Timothy Hawkins as Jeff, Ted Richert as Roger England, Toni Crabtree as Mona, Stella Rivera as Dancer, Dan Fitzgerald as Bartender, Jose Bahamonde as Jimmy, Luke Halpin as Tape Editor, Lauren Tewes as Jane Harris